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How much is the average Thai salary per month?

Thai people are typically paid by the month regardless of their occupation, it may be calculated by the hour but typically the average Thai salary is paid by the month. If your thinking about hiring someone in Thailand I strongly urge you not to do this though. Pay someone for a months work here and they will take 6-7 days off during that month. Pay them by the day and for a days work and they will show up every day without fail.

So what does the average Thai person make per month? Their salary may differ by industry and occupation and where they live in the country. I've heard people talk about GDP and that the average Thai person will earn 25,000 per month which is so not true, maybe as a mean but certainly not for the regular joe.

In Thailand, Education Rules! Your monthly salary will depend on the qualifications you have as well as experience and age. The salary depends more on age and qualifications than on experience unless you have been with a company for a long time, this is for well paying jobs like a degree qualified job such as IT.

As for the lower end such as farming and manufacturing the pay is very low, industry average for manufacturing and labour jobs are typicaly 6000-8000 baht per month. And if you live upcountry away from big cities even if you have a degree depending on your job your unlikely to make more than 10,000 baht per month. My previous post on how to live in Thailand on 300 baht a day will show you how these people can get by on so little.
What is the average thai salary

What is the average thai salary

With monthly Thai salaries being so low you wonder how so many people can buy a car even luxury cars. In all honesty even if you have a degree in Thailand doesn't mean your capable, the ones who do really well here do really well, I know many multimillionairs in Thailand that didn't finish grade 9 and are doing extremely well, and this is mostly because everyone else lacks what it takes.

If your in a well paying position in a degree qualified job the average wage is around 25,000 per month. This is almost 4 times as much as a non qualified job, so if that person still lives with their family and still lives and eats cheaply by the time their 26 they can own their own car, for someone who works in a really good paying job like let's say Data Warehousing consultant their salary can be over 80,000 per month, by the time their 26 they can own outright a mercedes CLK! Very much the same as back home really.

Basically like everywhere the average Thai salary all depends on what you do and what is your degree.


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19 Responses to How much is the average Thai salary per month?

  1. David Rimping July 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Man, your grammar sucks dude. It’s shocking. Are you sure English is your native language? Maybe you did not graduate grade 9 as well!

    If your in a -> If you’re in a
    time their 26 – time they’re 26

    etc. Not once, but many times in this article. I think these are grade 5 errors!

    • Chris July 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      So ive heard. Id rather just talk in a podcast or something similar but google doesnt work like that.

    • vinnie September 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      what does grammer have to do with understanding the subject talked about..basically you can be an educated asshole versus a person with an education and can articulate what they are saying for you to understand…listen up learn something and don’t preach teacher david rimping…

    • lel david rimping February 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

      lol wtf, why are you trying to be a grammar police, are you as stupid as a donkey or have an IQ of a rock?

      because i’m no fucking Einstein and i had no problem understanding everything he was trying to comprehend.

    • Ben February 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

      David YOUR a f##king loser ! Get a life .
      Thanks Chris , very informative .

    • Caz June 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

      You missed the whole point of this post, rather you focused on grammar and most likely spelling mistakes. Focus please.

      • Caz June 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

        And i thought this before reading other posts. Seems we all agree!

    • vincent June 12, 2015 at 6:47 am #

      you are a jerkoff…get a life and try to pay aattention

    • Will September 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      This is the average English teacher in Asia

  2. ROGER March 18, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    What’s David’s monthly income ? I mean when he puts down the bag of Cheetos, turns off his computer link to pontificating and judging people that he could never look at eye to eye, and drags his rotting corpse up out of his mom’s basement. I’m sure that this sentence ran more than you have since they invented Grand Theft Auto. Get some exercise dude and get some of that puke out of you.
    I’m sure your mom spends more keeping you in junk food than the average Thai makes.

  3. SGGUY March 31, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    This is so little. I know the girls that come work in Singapore as coyotes can make 100,000-200,000 Baht in a month, more if they sleep around.

  4. Mac May 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    It is more important to communicate and I think it offensive for someone to criticize another person’s grammar, when they are just trying to be helpful. There is no need for swearing either. There are enough words in the English language for someone to add emphasis to what they are saying, without resorting to expletives. My thanks to the author of the article. Thank you for your endeavour.

  5. pete August 29, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    @ Divid you are certainly one silly ass nob! nobody was passing english test here !

  6. Peter Williams February 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    Listen up now people. I am an authentic English gent. (not many left!), and I say the structure of the English language and its associated grammar thereof is important. I for one am fed up with banks and other business organizations who should know better sending out official letters to me with similar errors – signed off – I might add by executive bosses who can’t pick up these faults or couldn’t care less about them.
    Sounding off with Anglo Saxon expletives is all very well informally and at the appropriate time and for sure I can out-do any of you in this skill but in the context of this post it is unnecessary, impolite and in generally poor taste. So, forthwith: kindly behave yourselves more appropriately you ignorant set of cunts!

  7. Peter Williams February 4, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Listen up now good people. I am an authentic English gent. (not many of us left!), and I say the structure of the English language and its associated grammar is important. I for one am fed up with banks and other business organizations who should know better sending out official letters to me with similar errors – signed off – I might add, by executive bosses who can’t pick up these errors or couldn’t care less about them.
    Sounding off with Anglo Saxon expletives is all very well informally and at the appropriate juncture and for sure I can out-do any of you fuckers in this public school skill but in the context of this post it is unnecessary, impolite and in general poor taste.
    So, forthwith: kindly behave yourselves more appropriately you ignorant set of cunts!

    • dude100 March 14, 2016 at 9:10 am #

      Look Peter Williams, I understand they got carried away. There were too many people against one. As far as the english language goes, I can understand that you have integrity on the matter. I happen to be a well educated United States Citizen and I assure you that most of these people meant no offense by it. It’s just an online blog with online squabble, there’s no need to let things get out of hand. There’s an expression in the united states: “I’m not English, I’m American, we don’t speak well, we talk good.” I believe it’s an expression used in frustration when people who are too particular about the English language. There are many people from both the United States and the United Kingdom who recognize that the English which was once spoken in America is no longer English at all. Thus many people now refer to the language as American rather than English.

  8. Jó Mama April 4, 2016 at 5:35 am #

    Wow! We have become a petty and mindless species. I too am a grammar Nazi, but geez! Rodney King said it best, “Can’t we all just get along?” Everything is an opinion. We’re arguing over perspectives of value when the true value is in the exchange. Electronic communication is not the place to be emotionally immature. Actually, many of us are exactly thay. It is a lacking in certain areas of human development. We are not properly taught. This is where compassion comes in. If one does not know, they do not know. One cannot be chastised for positive intent. That is just plain foolishness.

  9. Name April 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Don’t listen to the haters. This was a great post. Just what I was looking for.

    Your note about what they “say” is the average monthly: In Canada its the same, GDP is quoted on the internet as almost $70,000. I don’t know anyone who makes that much though except a few people working in internet business. Teachers make I think 35. Police make 45 I think. Doctors make plus or minus 100.

  10. Lee June 9, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    LOL

    I’ll translate that for you David, it means HAHAHAHA.

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